Seattle finalized a one-year, $750,000 deal with the 44-year-old Japanese star Wednesday that could increase to $2 million with incentives, a source told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. We posted about the Ichiro signing yesterday.
“The addition of Ichiro gives our team another versatile and athletic outfielder,” Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said in a statement. “His incredible work ethic, preparation and focus will enhance our environment in many ways.
Today Ichiro arrived to Spring Training, and he was looking a lot different than when he first arrived to Spring Training all those years ago. No one stays the same, although Ichiro can still hit, just not like he used to.
Enjoy a best of highlight reel of Ichiro below, he’s a once in a generation player, no matter what clothes he’s wearing off the field, he’s always in uniform on it.